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post #11 of 16

I think the gold feathers are pretty, also. They're just not "correct".

 

My last pure Ameraucana rooster was a splash with a lot of red leakage. his breeder rightfully culled him from her flock, but I was happy to get him. I wasn't breeding pure Ameraucana, I used him for a blue egger sex-link project. Since my offspring weren't pure bred birds, just backyard beauties, I liked the extra bit of red that came through in the offspring. I get bored with solid colored birds  :D.

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

Birchen isn't a recognized color for Ameraucana.

 

This bird isn't birchen, regardless. I'm seeing a poorly bred black bird with a ton of gold leakage. If you're wanting to breed true Ameraucana, he's out of the breeding pen altogether, don't even consider him. If, on the other hand, you're just wanting to breed EE for some cute birds and colored eggs, he would make a great flock sire. You'll get a lot of black chicks, but his amount of leakage means you'll have a fair amount of gold coming through also.

I agree.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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post #13 of 16

I agree, EE cockerel.

post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
He's a mutt! Lol.. thanks again guys! It makes my decision much easier. I have nothing against mutts, I love my girls, I just don't see myself ever crossing him over my EE's. Too many projects!
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Pipe Dreaming View Post

He's a mutt! Lol.. thanks again guys! It makes my decision much easier. I have nothing against mutts, I love my girls, I just don't see myself ever crossing him over my EE's. Too many projects!


EE's are mutts. He's likely a mixed breed from blue egg parent so would be called an EE. If you used him with your girls you'd get EE's. There is no reason to not use him and go and get a male that is called an EE as that is exactly what he is.

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Egghead_Jr View Post

EE's are mutts.

Yep, I know. I love my EE girls, but I don't plan on hatching any chicks out of them. I have too many other projects going on. Thanks for the reply. I've got him on CL, I just don't need another roo.
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